Upon admission, each student will receive a personalized review of completed coursework to create an individualized progression plan for program completion including general education requirements.

The UH Manoa Nursing bachelor’s curriculum meets the requirements of the Hawaii Board of Nursing to obtain a Hawaii RN license. If you are considering obtaining licensing in another state, contact that website or check their state board for specific educational requirements.

UH West O’ahu Pre-Nursing Pathway

49-51 credits

Year 1
4 credits
HLTH 123
Clinical Experience
SD 105a
15 credits
ENG 100 (FW)
PSY 100 (DS)
PHYL 141 (DB)
PHYL 141L (DY)
SD 100a
NSCI 100
14-16 credits
ENG 220 (WI)
HIST 156 (FGC)
MATH 115 or MATH 115 M/L (FQ)
SD 102
PHYL 142 (DB)
PHYL 142L (DY, WI)
Year 2
16 credits
HLTH 298a
MICR 130 (DB)
BIOC 141 (DP)
PSY 240 (DS)
SP 151 (DA, OC)
HLTH 204


Major requirements for BS in Nursing (HSNC)
Year 1
15 Credits
15 credits
NURS 210 Health Promotion Across Life Span (3)
NURS 210L Health Promotion Across Life Span Lab (6)
NURS 211 Professionalism in Nursing (2)
NURS 212 Pathophysiology (3)
UHWO HLTH Seminar (1)cr)
Year 2
30 Credits
16 credits
NURS 220 Health and Illness I (3)
NURS 220L Health and Illness I Lab (6)
Nutrition Course (DB) (3) (choose one): FSHN 185 or FSHN 475
NURS 213 Pharmacology (3)
UHWO HLTH Seminar (1cr)
14 credits
NURS 321 Women, Newborn, and Family Health (2)
NURS 321L Women, Newborn, and Family Health Lab (3)
NURS 322 Child and Family Health (2)
NURS 322L Child and Family Health Lab (W) (3)
Global & Multicultural Perspectives Course (FG) (3)
UHWO HLTH Seminar (1cr)
Year 3
33 Credits
16 credits
NURS 360 Health and Illness III (3)
NURS 360L Health and Illness III Lab (6)
NURS 363 Introduction to Nursing Research (E) (3)
Arts, Humanities, or Literature Course (DH or DL) (3)
UHWO HLTH Seminar (1cr)
17 credits
NURS 450 Community, Public & Global Health Nursing (2)
NURS 450L Community, Public & Global Health Nursing Lab (O, W) (3)
NURS 465 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (2)
NURS 465L Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Lab (3)
NURS 452 Cultural Aspects of Health Management in Populations Indigenous to Hawaii, Pacific & Asia (H) (3)
NURS 453 Introduction to Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice (3)
UHWO HLTH Seminar (1cr)
Year 4
13 Credits
13 credits
NURS 460 Complex Nursing and Leadership (4)
NURS 460L Complex Nursing and Leadership Lab (W) (6)
NURS 461 Advanced Pathophysiology (2)
UHWO HLTH Seminar (1cr)

**Note: These documents are advising tools for students on their academic journey. It is the student’s
responsibility to meet regularly with their academic advisor(s) to ensure proper progress and to confirm their academic requirements.

UHM 2023-2024 General Catalog: Undergraduate General Education and UH Manoa Special Graduation Requirements

UHM 2023-2024 General Catalog: General Education Designations

Note: Consult your college advisor for a list of updated General Education courses. Additional courses may have been approved after the publication of Catalog.

The Nursing program specify which courses nursing students must take to fulfill the Core requirements or to fulfill lower division college requirements. Students should consult with their advisor prior to selecting courses.


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